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If I were to buy <a href="http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/Pioneer/CDA/Industrial/IndustrialProductDetails/0,1444,796,00.html" target="_blank">this</a> DVD-R drive for my DP 533 G4, would I be able to:
1)Use it with iDVD 2?
2)Have both the DVD-R drive and my current CD-RW drive installed and usable at the same time? (I currently have the one CD-RW drive, a zip250, both drives internal, and two hard drives, both also internal.
3)Is my only option to switch the DVD-R with the zip250?
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[quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:
<strong>If I were to buy <a href="http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/Pioneer/CDA/Industrial/IndustrialProductDetails/0,1444,796,00.html" target="_blank">this</a> DVD-R drive for my DP 533 G4, would I be able to:
1)Use it with iDVD 2?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes.

[quote]<strong>2)Have both the DVD-R drive and my current CD-RW drive installed and usable at the same time? (I currently have the one CD-RW drive, a zip250, both drives internal, and two hard drives, both also internal.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not without modifications. The lower bay only supports 3.5" devices.

[quote]<strong>3)Is my only option to switch the DVD-R with the zip250?</strong><hr></blockquote>

That is not an option at the moment. You're only option is to switch the DVD-R with your CD-RW drive. If you're adventurous, you can modify the two front-loading drive bays in your G4 so that they accept two 5.25" drives. There were some articles at <a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/" target="_blank">www.xlr8yourmac.com</a> on how to do this.
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Apparently, iDVD 2 only works if the Pioneer drive is on the internal IDE chain. This is not confirmed, though.
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Would it be possible to stick the CD-RW in a Firewire enclosure or something similar?
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